By Codratus Godson
Founder and Chief Executive of Belemaoil group, Engr Jackrich Tein Jnr, has acted swiftly, and turned down the call for him to step into the ring for governor of Rivers State come 2023. The call had set alarm in the state as many appealed to him via their various social media handles not to dare it. They said so out of love and sympathy of what might befall his company and the workers.
Run Engr Jackrich Tein Jnr Run….Group begs
A group under the aegis of South South Youths for Transparent Leadership Initiative has called on the Chief Executive of Belema Oil, Engr Tein Jackrich Junior to run for governor of Rivers State come 2023.
Leader of the group who is also a former lawmaker representing Ahoada East Constituency 1 in the Rivers State House of Assembly Chief Hon Martin Mannah said the call was necessitated after a thorough consideration by the group of the antecedence of Engr Tein Jackrich Jnr.
Hon Martin Mannah also expressed confidence in the ability of Engr Tein Jackrich Jnr to revive the economy of the state as governor.
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Oil mogul and Philanthropist Engr. Tein T.S. Jack-Rich, has advised elected public office holders and other politicians to concentrate in implementing their electioneering promises to the people and play by the rules of the game.
Engr Jack-Rich gave the advice in reaction to the call on him by some groups and politicians to run for the Governorship of Rivers State in 2023.
The oil magnate in a statement signed by his associate and prominent Niger Delta Leader, His Highness Anabs Sara-Igbe, said while he thank all those calling on him to contest the Rivers State Governorship he would appreciate if the politicians would play by the rules of electoral guidelines by facing governance as their endorsement could be misconstrued as coming too early.
It said “We thank all those calling on Engr. Tein Jack-Rich to contest for the Governorship of Rivers State because of his visible performance across the Country in the areas of provision of potable water for the generality of the people, Employment & Empowerment, Road Construction & other Infrastructural Development, provision of basic healthcare and support for education particularly in the area of award of scholarship to indigent sons and daughters of Rivers State, Niger Deltans and the host of Nigerians.
The statement said the humanitarian gesture by Engr Jack-Rich has no political undertone.
It said “Engr. Tein Jackrich is carrying out these selfless services for the benefits of humanity not because of his interest in politics nor his intention to contest for the Governorship of Rivers State but rather as a philanthropist his joy is seeing people happy and thanking the Almighty God for the privilege given to him to provide the needs of the people and impact their lives positively.
The statement said the humble disposition of Engr. Jack-Rich and his high regard and respect for elders have endeared him to the people.